Anuja Vaidya
September 29, 2020

After pausing elective and nonurgent surgery early during the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals are increasing the number of these procedures and seeing an uptick in patients seeking bariatric surgeries, which can help with weight loss, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Hospitals are seeing more patients interested in bariatric procedures, such as gastric bypasses, laparoscopic bands and gastric sleeve procedures. These procedures helps patients lose weight by making changes to the digestive system, including making the stomach smaller or making changes to the small intestine, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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